Cloud computing is everywhere these days. Businesses of all sizes, from startups to large corporations, use it to streamline some aspect of the business -- whether existing processes, data storage, application deployment, or something else.
According to the 2017 State of the Cloud Report, out of the 1,002 respondents surveyed, 79 percent of them run their workloads in the cloud and 85 percent have adopted a multi-cloud strategy (a 3-percent increase from last year). But why has it become such an integral part of modern business operations?
When compared with traditional technology solutions, cloud computing is much more affordable. That’s because you'll pay only for the infrastructural capacity you use. Not only that, you’ll also be able to decrease rack space, hardware, power usage, and IT requirements, which significantly lowers installation, maintenance, hardware, upgrade, and support costs.
Because the cloud’s subscription-based model means that you’ll pay as you go, this prevents any unexpected financial surprises from popping up. What’s more, paying for a monthly application for a certain period of time turns it into a tax-deductible operating expense.
No matter what, every business should have a disaster recovery plan in place to protect their data from cyberattacks. By enhancing your existing disaster recovery plan with cloud backup services, your data is saved and sent to a remote, cloud-based server. This provides an additional layer of protection should your on-site servers be compromised. Cloud backup services are easy to install and can cost as little as $5!
The cloud can be scaled up to cope with soaring seasonal demands or down when things are a little slower. You also have the option of increasing storage space and adding computer resources when you need to. Cloud technology also gives you access to work-related files and information from internet-enabled devices from anywhere, at anytime.
Both employers and employees can benefit from being able to work outside the office simply by accessing secure web apps. This gives business owners the option of implementing a BYOD (bring your own device) policy, which saves on more costs since businesses won’t have to purchase additional equipment.
Businesses operating in this digital age face stiff competition,so it’s crucial that you work with the right platforms to increase the quality and quantity of your output. The cloud gives you access to numerous productivity tools and enterprise-level technology that were once exclusive to large corporations.
When companies adopt cloud computing, not only will they be able to make significant cost savings, but they’ll also reduce their data centers' carbon footprint. Think of it as saving money you'd otherwise waste on carbon offsets. It is estimated that by 2020, annual economy-wide energy savings could reach over $20 billion dollars per year -- in the US alone.
Besides cutting costs, cloud computing will help streamline work processes, boost employee productivity, and enhance your return on investment. Allow PC LAN TECHS to help make your transition to the cloud a smooth and profitable one. For more information on our Cloud Services, feel free to call or send us an email!